Solar Direct - Profile & Reviews

Primary Lines of Business

  • Installer

  • Product Manufacturer

  • Energy Auditor

Solar Direct - Profile & Reviews

Primary Lines of Business

  • Installer

  • Product Manufacturer

  • Energy Auditor

Additional Services Offered

Additional Services Offered
  • Installation
  • Manufacturing
  • Energy Auditing
  • Electrical Contracting
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance

Why Work With Us

Why Work With Us

Solar Direct was early to adopt the internet as the preferred way to educate potential customers as to the benefits of discovering environmentally responsible solutions to a wide variety of energy related challenges. Our focus has and will always be on quality customer service, engineering, installation and service.

Proven Track Record:
We're Florida's leading, full-service solar energy provider, having installed over 3,000 solar systems over the last 10 years, throughout Florida. Over 95% of our customers said they were "extremely satisfied" with our work. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Custom Approach:
We believe that when it comes to designing and installing an integrated residential solar PV system, one size does not fit all. We custom tailor every system to best fit our customers' homes, lifestyles and savings goals. Our energy consultants will work with you to determine the best fit technology, system size, and financing offerings for your needs.

Guaranteed Performance:
We guarantee the amount of energy your system produces for the first year, or we pay you the difference. We put our money where our mouth is, with the best coverage in the industry, at no additional cost.

Highest Quality:
We hire and train the best installers in the business, many of which have been with us for over a decade. We do everything in-house, allowing us to design and install high-performance integrated solar energy systems, and then guarantee the performance and production. We have a rigorous quality assurance process.

Customer Testimonials:
“Thanks for the good service. I want you to know that your crew of installers are
exceptional and costumer service oriented. Solar Direct has a great team! Thanks.” - Danny Lopez

“We have nothing but praise for Solar Direct from start to finish. Solar Direct handled everything from explaining the tax incentives and offering a "0%" financing for the first year and the Interconnection with the Utility. Well worth it.” - Brian and Shannon Angstadt

“I couldn't be happier with the job Solar Direct did. I had lots of questions in the process; I continuously discussed with Solar Direct my options and alternatives. Oliver was great to work with. And this year, from Jan to Dec, I have net overproduction of electricity which I am selling back to TECO. Not a lot, but I got
to net zero, which was my goal, and then some.” - Elliott Glazer

"We just finished a big project with Solar Direct and are very happy with them! They stick with it until everything is done to your satisfaction. They reconfigured our pool pump room with an automated system and we love it. We are already planning our next project with Kirk and his crew, we highly recommend." - Beth Golden

"Solid solar company since the 1980's. Engineering based, so custom design and installs are very competent, but not quick. Worked with them for decades" - Mike Evans

More About Us

More About Us

Solar Direct offers professional engineering, project management & installation services for residential and commercial solar electric, solar water heating, solar pool heating, solar space heating and wind energy systems.

We have extensive experience in both residential and commercial solar applications. The scope of our knowledge includes solar electricity, water heating, solar pool heating, space heating, commercial swimming pools, and over four hundred other solar and energy related product offerings.

We currently install and service all of Florida.

Technology Offered

Technology Offered

Reviews from Our Community

Reviews from Our Community
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"Great Company to do Business With"
Reviewed Sep 09, 2019

We just had 28 solar panel system installed and had a great experience with Solar Direct. We did our own research on different panels and inverters before deciding to go solar. From day one, we were treated very respectfully and all of our questions and concerns were answered. (Thank you Dale & Oliver!) We were given a complete description of how the process takes place and a projected timeline. Everything was completed in or very close to that timeline, the only delay of a couple of days caused by an abundance of rain for a few days. (Thank you Frank!) After the install was complete, we had to wait for FPL to install the NET meter, which was within a week, even though we thought it would be postponed due to Hurricane Dorian. Once the NET meter was installed, I was contacted and instructed on how to sign on to the website and install the app to monitor the system. So far, all seems great and it was a pleasant experience dealing with Solar Direct.

"Passive solar water heater"
Reviewed Jul 23, 2019

I'm a DIY homeowner working with Solar Direct for 12 years and cannot be happier with the product choice advice, sales and follow up support. They literally walked me thru the installation and maintenance of a solar domestic hot water system that is working as well today as it was 12 years ago.

"Excellent Solar Installer"
Reviewed Jun 25, 2019

I have installed 15.3kw solar system which consisted of 45 340w TallMax panels. From the time of the order throughout installation the response was great from SolarDirect. I am a pest of a customer and have lots of questions and request frequent status.
With a Tier 2 system it adds another level of complexity with insurance and agreement with the utility. Was provided a clear timeline and was able to keep in touch throughout the process. I even had to upgrade my main service panel to handle a line side tap.
The installers were great and were not bothered by me being on the roof to ask questions and take progress pictures. This gave me a better understanding on what was being done and how everything tied in. This was even accomplished in one day and tested before they left.
They answered everything and showed me the inverters and tied to main service panel. Since the agreement was in place prior to installation I only had to wait a couple business days for the utility to install my meter.
When the system turned on one of the inverters crashed after about 50 minutes. Their service team took care of getting a replacement shipped and installed quickly.
System has been performing really well and glad j took the plunge into solar.

"Quality service and good price"
Reviewed Mar 27, 2019

Solar Direct was very easy to work with. They were prompt and responded quickly to questions and phone calls. Their installation was very professional and fast. They completed the project in one day.

"Superior service despite the distance to me"
Reviewed Mar 26, 2019

I went solar in Aug 2018. It was something I wanted to do for a long time. I spent a couple of months learning and reading and signed up for some estimates when I thought I knew enough to do that. I went onto an online site and put in my info and it made my info available to solar companies to provide bids to me through them. I wanted to eliminate my bill for energy, but learned you don't want to size larger than you need as the excess is paid for by the power company. I selected 3 to talk to. 2 were relatively near me and had good reviews, but one (Solar Direct) was in Sarasota FL, almost 4 hours from my home in Edgewater FL.

Solar direct started out as the underdog due to their distance from my property. But eventually my salesperson Dale earned my business and I went with them, despite them starting off as the underdog. I am happy that I did. They gave me a competitive price and excellent service and my system turns out to be sized perfectly without deficit or excess. My materials are high quality and the installation is neat and professional and passed inspection first run. We had a problem with one part of it when installed due to a manufacturing defect, so they got the opportunity to demonstrate great service when they made 2 trips from 4 hours away to diagnose and resolve the problem replacing the component at no charge. I could not ask for more. I am glad I gave them the opportunity and am very happy in every respect. I highly recommend them, and if they are not close by, don't rule them out.

"Powered by the Sun"
Reviewed Mar 24, 2019

While my experience with Solar Direct was not perfect, in the end analysis I would use them again and I would recommend them to others. They met my necessary installation schedule, their team members were professional and the purchase, permitting and installation process was seamless. My only negative comment is that customer service and communication after the installation could be improved.

Reviewed Feb 13, 2019

They were very good and respectful

"Spam Calls"
Reviewed Jan 14, 2019

This company uses a spam calling telemarketing company from India that refuses to place you on a do not call list, even after telling them you don't own a home. When i ask they just hang up and then call me back 2-3 times a day for the last 2 weeks. Eventually I just lied and told them I wanted an appointment which wastes a sales guys' time. Poor, poor business practices.

"using the sun to pay our power bill!"
Reviewed Jun 25, 2018

I've wanted to do this for 10 years, and now the dream has come true. We have been installed for almost a year now. Reality is that 4 of the last 5 months we had zero kilowatt-hours used and only an $8 electric bill. Summer bills wille be over $110 less. The cost we paid for solar, were the best in the area, and just like getting a loan for a small car. We got our 30% tax credit back and paid off over 30% of the loan in the first year! My wife is ecstatic.
I've joined the company to help other people and businesses do the same. and request a proposal and read more

"Best price,best guarantee."
Reviewed Jun 24, 2018

Solar Direct has the best A+ rating with BBB for over 30yrs. Their prices are great and they, also, have a 5 yr production guarentee which no other company offers. The Solar Buyers Club Leaders make sure all your questions are answered and get you the best deal to replace your electric bill , heat your water and pools or supply your off-grid needs.

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"Solar Direct is professional, reliable, and very reasonably-priced!!!"
Reviewed Jun 24, 2018

Contacted them in April 2018 for a 16 kWh sonnenBatterie quote and quickly got one. Although have not done business, yet, with and their crowd-marketing platform (which even offers a SOLAR backup generator called the Kodiak and prices that are up to 40% LOWER than even the solar co-ops!) -- -- they were very helpful and answered all my questions quickly and courteously and gave me lots of educational information and videos so I could make an informed decision.

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"Great Savings and Installation Experience"
Reviewed Jan 10, 2018

We have nothing but praise for Solar Direct from start to finish, and taking advantage of Duke Energy Sun Sense rebate program was the best decision we ever made. Solar Direct handled everything from locking in the rebate funds, to explaining the tax incentives and offering a "0"% financing for the first year on the balance. We estimate we are saving upwards of two-thirds of our pre-installation energy bills of approximately $250 per month. Average cost in 2015 with installation is $79.00 per month. This is a 1200 sf block home with no pool but heavy use of A/C in summer and appliances year round. We do not have a solar water heater and still have old, uninsulated, Miami windows. Well worth it!

Brian & Shannon

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"Net Zero Electric Bill"
Reviewed Jan 10, 2018

“I couldnt be happier with the job Solar Direct did. I had lots of questions in the process; I continuously discussed with Solar Direct my options and alternatives. The Rep. was great to work with. And this year, from Jan to Dec, I have net overproduction of electricity which I am selling back to TECO. Not a lot, but I got to net zero, which was my goal, and then some.”

Elliott Glazer